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the republicans in the house back. president obama keeps talking about how republicans on the other side they are trying to stir up these fights. no they are not. they are keeping the promises they made to the voters who sent them here. for them to throw up hear hands we are going to spend more money without these drastic cuts that would be them to going back on their word with their voters. washington is messed up it's broken. nobody is focusing on things they should be focusing on. it is an out of control train wreck. i feel they through their hands up in the air expect president obama, republicans in the house and let's see how we can make this work without giving up huge compromises in their principles. >> if nobody wants to give up we are not getting anywhere. >>> thanks. have a great day. >> right now a dress rehearsal is underway for expert inauguration ceremonies in washington. live pictures as they practice the inauguration parade. that is where the president of the united states will sit with his panel as the parade on pennsylvania avenue will pass by. they are rehearsing it to
, who was then chief of staff to president obama at the white house. quote, and this is from e-mail, either e-mail or call when you can with suggestions, woolard wrote. the e-mail stated quote, the white house needs to focus on finalizing the loan guarantee for will be the largest solar thermal project in the world. brightsource energies project was conditionally approved more than a year ago and is in the final stages of being completed. we need a commitment from the white house regarding that loan closure. at a house energy and commerce subcommittee meeting last may, chairman jim jordan said toward, quote, you are asking the guy who's in charge of making a final decision to proofread an e-mail that your chairman was going to send to the white house chief of staff, and you say there's no political involveme involvement? well, in another coincidence or not, the loan received final approval and may 2011, a month after silver refused the proofreading request, which he reviewed as the e-mail as can be seen from his personal account, his personal e-mail account, not his department
talked at the beginning about presidential leadership and you worked in the obama white house for a year or so. the president has too deal with the debt ceiling. he wants to pass major immigration reform. >> absolutely. >> chris: do something about climate change. has he told you how much political capital he is willing to spend on what is going to be a very tough fight? >> i think that the president has demonstrated tremendous leadership on this issue. i think the country rallied around him and h his leadership because he really was a voice for the parents who lost a child. >> chris: has he told you how much -- >> and i see from his actions and we hear from the white house and we hear from the vice president that they are going to lay down political capital on the issue and i think the one thing i would say to those people like larry and others who said we can't do anything about these issues is that whether it comes from the background checks or dealing with high capacity magazines which was the issue in newtown we can take action and to say that we should do nothing really doesn't res
women. i think the message has probably been received by the obama white house. i think at the end of the day, it's always good to have more women in the room. i suspect they will. >> and, al hunt, one of the other strains of criticism is that the president -- and i guess you want people who agree with you for the most part but the president is choosing from a relatively small pool. pretty interesting that the president, the vice president, the secretary of defense designee and the secretary of state designee all served together on the senate foreign relations committee. >> he turned upside down that concept four years ago. i think the people who he picked are very capable but let me take the economic team for a second. i think jack lew is an enormously capable person as are other people but you know something, george, these people are tired. they are exhausted. they have been through one battle after another. when you talk about hillary clinton being spent, being exhausted so are these people and they're not bringing in any infusion of new people with new ideas. not necessarily re
. an issue obama is sticking his neck out for for the first time really in his white house tenure. this has not been an issue that has treated democrats well at the polls. i'm wondering if there is any concerns from 2014 from a democratic leadership perspective because obama is lame duck he doesn't have to werery about it but you do. >> i think we should take it straight on just the way the president and vice president said. law abiding gun owners don't like what happened in connecticut. they don't like what happened in colorado. they don't like what they see happening today. so it's not just folks who are concerned as i am living in a big city of the level of gun violence. we need to prevent that gun violence and we could take some very sensible measures to do that which gun owners support. gun owner, even those who are members of the nra, support background checks to make sure that violent criminals, people who have severe mental disabilities aren't getting their hands on guns that we don't know about. most americans support closing the gun show loopholes which allows people to purchase w
obama made a number of nominations to his cabinet, including the current white house chief of staff, jack lew, to head up the treasury department. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, accompanied by secretary timothy geiger and mr. jacob lew. >> good afternoon, everybody. please have a seat. a little more than four years ago, i stood with mr. tim geithner and denounced him as my first nominee to my cabinet. we were barely two months into the financial crisis. the stock market had greater and the housing market had cratered as well. bank after bank was on the verge of collapse. worst of all, more than 800,000 americans would lose their jobs in just that month. and the bottom was not yet in sight. i could not blamed him when he tried to tell me he was not the right guy for the job. [applause] but i knew that his extensive experience with economic policy made him qualified. i knew he could hit the ground running. he had just spent several sleepless and chaotic weeks emerged in the crisis and had been working closely with his republican predecessor to save the fi
house officials tell the "new york times" mr. obama and senate democrats will propose the changes in one comprehensive bill resisting efforts by some republicans to break the overhaul into smaller pieces. for more on these plans i want to bring in nbc's peter alexander what. are you hearing about the single swoop approach to passing immigration reform? >> that first as you noted was reported by the "new york times" this past week reporting to this big ambitious overhaul plan that would be one comprehensive package as opposed to splitting some of these issues up independently as some republicans have been pushing more, thinking it may be more digestible for their base back in their home districts. specifically when it comes to the issue of amnesty or legal status, that's been something heavily fought over. the president insists it's not amnesty. he said among the other elements that would exist in the proposals that are being considered right now, we're hearing from administration officials, are fines and back taxes for those. i think it's about 11 million undocumented workers, illegal im
house says this is part of a routine medical exam set up by his doctor. president obama is 51 years old, and his last physical was two years ago when he was said to be in excellent health and tobacco free. the white house says the results of today's exam will be released before the end of the month. >>> and right now we are going to check in with brody brazil of comcast sports net. a little football action going on today. >> yeah, diane, always a great day when you get paid to watch football games. two to update you on. something had to give in denver this afternoon. would it be the end of peyton manning's season or the end of ray lewis' storied career? highlights from the mile high city are coming up next. >>> plus the 49ers kicking off their second season in a game that didn't get off to a great start for the home team. we'll let you know how they're faring up to the minute right here on nbc bay area. >>> well, this is said to be the best football weekend of the year for elimination games featuring 8 of the fop nfl teams this season. the first chapter took place today in the mile high
it's hard to see something passing in the house unless president obama can really change public opinion and really galvanize people to the point where house republicans feel like they have to do something. but right now hard to see, i know the white house is thinking about executive orders and that may be the easiest route because then you don't have to have congress approve anything. >> okay. andy, if something gets passed, is it going to have any teeth to it? >> well, i think like perry said it will be very difficult to get certain provisions. especially an assault weapons ban. through the house. but i think president obama also has to be very careful not to alienate a lot of his senate democrats. a lot of these folks represent conservative gun-friendly states, places like north carolina, south dakota, and they could be put in a real tough spot if he goes out and campaigns around the country calling for an assault weapons ban. so you know, they may push for it but they may not get it but even if you don't get the assault weapons ban most killings aren't done with assault weapo
-repeated claim that president obama's budget was struck down in the house and the senate, getting zero votes. goose eggs from either party. but those bills were not the budget. they were shell versions of the president's budget put forward by republicans, designed to fail. they were not budgets this he were just politics. republicans did put out their own budget plan in the form of paul ryan's path to prosperity. but bipartisan bickering resulted in no progress there, either. part of the reason our government has been able to survive without a budget is because of something called continuing resolutions. which are essentially an extension of the existing budget. so it is not true as many of you enjoyed tweeting me, that the u.s. doesn't have a budget. we just haven't had a new one in some years and that is a bad thing. it's also not true that obama's budget got no votes, because that wasn't obama's budget. the sad truth is that we do not have a budget in the united states, a new one and there are consequences for that, not the least of which are the dozen or so close calls with government sh
. 63 seats in the house and suddenly obama's but big advantage was gone. he had no real authority. so the question is what what do they do with the money? it's going to go into the battleground states and i started to look at what he was going to do now. i decided to look at what he had done in the past, and i found again and again that a lot of it was really had not been reported in depth. one thing i found that he had was this huge technology apparatus, and i went to chattanooga tennessee and i found a company called smart tech. i saw a row for about a year ago in ohio and i asked him about this company. he told me he had never heard of it. well, i find that hard to believe. this is a company that has a history but if you go to all the fronts within fronts and corporate changes and find out who put up the original money, the original money came from two very wealthy republican donors named mercer reynolds and bill dewitt. i research them and in the 80s, they had bailed out george w. bush several times. he had three oil companies in the 80s that went belly-up and each time they came
something through the senate before they can even consider taking it up in the house. and house republicans are going to be looking to make sure that something can get through there. >> chris, more guns. among the dynamics that president obama is battling is not just the n.r.a.'s opposition but the real nervousness among some influential democratic consultants, here in washington, who feel that he is risking the opportunity to retake the house in 2014. because the seats he needs are in these rural districts. where the gun issue is difficult. even as public opinion nationally supports the obama position. these individual districts that democrats need are really -- chris: i've studied that and you go down the middle of the country, all those people are pro gun. right down the mississippi. ? wh we come back the -- when we come back, look at that big guy. was the -- was he the face or who is the face of the [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and the
of a strong record, but probably more important are those people around him. that white house photograph was very real and that's how it is on a day-to-day basis. with a couple of exceptions. but that's how senator obama and president obama has sort of always been. always surrounded by usually men. >> congressman, last word. this is also true of people of color. the president, obviously, we have a holder at the justice department. we have kirk at the u.s. trade rep, but are there enough minorities and should it matter to us? should we be discussing this? >> it shouldn't matter because diversity must be our promise and not our problem. and, you know, when you have first man of color in the white house, it becomes even more significant. but i believe the president truly believes in diversity and i think that, again, i think we'll see the diversity coming down the pipe. >> congressman elijah cummings, representative marsha blackburn, jeffrey zeleny and michael scherer, thank you for joining us. >>> you can buy your mementos now. but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyo
an opportunity to respond to something that came out at the white house. but it seemed there was progress between president obama and president karzai. one of the big issues for what the post 2014 forces will look like is giving them immunity in afghan courts. that's an issue that prevented them from staying in iraq. that was the sticking point. because he got the concessions on detentions and u.s. troops leaving afghan villages he could support the idea of u.s. immunity and he would take it to the people. it's not a done deal but that was a positive step forward for the white house. host: jeremy herb talking to us about afghan president visit to washington, d.c. this week. thank you for being on the washington journal. >> tomorrow we'll discuss president obama's nominee for defense secretary chuck hagel. our guest are steve clemens followed by a look at emerging marths in developing countries. we'll discuss his book break out nations. washington journal, live at 7:00 eastern on c-span. >> if you ask how many themselves identify as lib tarnse. depending on which poll you look at you might get 10
but the white house put it this bichir the next day president obama with three female advisers. if you are still outraged now it is president obama with three advisers female and three advisers mail trying to call for more diversity. if you are an adrenaline junkie not afraid of snakes before the fish and wildlife conservation commission kicks off the python challenge tomorrow for anyone who wants to hunt down the burmese python as an effort to rid the state of 150,000 non native price since one negative pythons there is every board to $1,000 suit ketches the longest and 1500 to whoever kills the most. peta is not happy and is indifferent to all of the species of the python is eating. negotiating with the talent and the right conclusion in afghanistan? the "a team" will join us next. lori: the sun is getting started. the "a team" republican strategist john christie, former clinton advisor doug shoen and matt patrick. start with the situation in afghanistan. the president and president karzai holding a joint conference know that the u.s. will back out and drawback troops. and more concerning is t
within reach. harris? >> so he met with president karzai yesterday and then i understand president obama had a meeting at the pentagon having to do with some of this. what you can tell us about that. >> the white house says this was really a fitness test at the health clinic at the pentagon today. part of the medical checkup coordinated by a doctor. the president was there at the pentagon for two hours. the results of the test will be released before the end of the month. molly henneberg thank you very much. good to see you. >> right now victims of the serial killer it's been years since we have even spoken his name. his rage grabbed the nation's attention and left communities frozen in fear. how it could effect families with missing loved ones. >> just what did vice president joe biden learn when he met with gun advocates this week. stay close. [ coughs ] [ breathes deeply, wind blows ] [ male announcer ] halls. let the cool in. ♪ [ male announcer ] some day, your life will flash before your eyes. make it worth watcng. introducing the 2013 lexus ls. an entirely new pursuit. >> haven't
a difference. >> charles, there are rumors circulating that republicans in the house will let the sequester said in and put him right back in the white house to do wit to -- deal with it. a plan is jack lew's a signal from obama that he will pursue the course he pursued in the first term, to spend as much as he needs to establish the entitlement state and tax at a higher level to pay for it. jack lew is exactly the kind of liberal historically who has been his warrior on the front in negotiating on this. there is no indication that lew would go in any other direction, and it is clear to me that by this series of agreements obama has made, unlike added a first term more features people of independent stature, he has gone from a team of rivals to team of underlings. >> well, that is one nomination, but the nomination of former srepublican senator chuck hagel to head the department of defense has generated heat and light. zbigniew brzezinski, general john johns, brent scowcroft, as well as colin powell and former defense secretary bob gates. the senate has rejected only nine cabinet nominees t
." the democrats have picked up eight seats in the congress. the white house wants to have both houses under democratic control for its last two years of obama presidency where is the incentive for the two parties to get along co? >> i do not see much of one. republicans are going to try to go back to their district and say, i put up a good fight. democrats are going to back and say, there obstructionist. do not send them back. with those types of dynamics, it is set up to be just as disagreeable as the last congress. you heard the congressman said, i think they're going to call for bipartisanship. it is what a bit tricky battle for both of them. >> agreed. everyone was having their kumbaya moment, talking a good game. then immediately they started fighting just like they had for the two years previous. the republicans lost eight seats. the people better here now are more conservative than they were before. you'll see the same gridlock we saw over the past it of yours. -- two years. everyone keeps asking, what can they get done? the better question is, what do they have to get done. that is
on building a death star anytime soon. morehan 34,000 people sign the petition calling on the obama administration to build the super weapon in a posting on the white house web site, the spice advisor says why waste money on a death star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one man starship. >> we have very cold temperatures. >> leigh: cold temperatures and clear sky. definitely bundle up, get ready for the freezing to take place overnight. live doppler 7hd telling you no returns right now. so clearing as well as west wind, calm conditions. temperatures are going to start to bottom out by early tomorrow morning. in fact here's a look at some of our expected lows. mid-to-upper 20s. that's about it. and santa rosa as well as napa. could be even colder in some of those sonoma valley areas. 38, expected low for san francisco, 33, oakland. mid-to-upper 20s in the east bay, and morgan hill, overnight tonight, getting down to 27 degrees. the entire state influenced by the cold air mass all the way down to southern california. san diego tomorrow, 56. al -- 58 in los angeles. s
away -- >> we're watching we the people to allow americans to directly petition the white house. >> reporter: noble concept, kind of thing obi-wan or obama wa nchn ki kenobi would have thought of. if that 25,000 agreed, the administration would sponz. but they began to petition for strange things from recognizing ping-pong as a school sport to deporting perceiers morgan for views on guns but the most popular idea of all. a petition to, quote, secure resources and funding and begin construction of a death star by 2016. the reason, to quote spur job creation and strengthen our national defense. nearly 35,000 people went online and agreed and the white house true to its word responded saying interga lactic domination probably isn't the best idea in the universe, first the price tag, a budget gusting 850 quadrillion dollars and the administration does not support blowing up planets and the best, why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a death star with a fundamental flaw that can be expolited by a one-man starship? all politics aside, they do have a point. and the white hou
is in the senate because governor crist hugged president obama. governor christie praised him and bad mouthed speaker boehner and the house republicans. i don't see those as positions that will work nationally in a republican primary. >> do you think that hug is similar to what we are seeing with christie in the future because he works so closely that that will hurt him somehow perhaps from conservative republicans that have come out and said they are not the happiest with governor christie. >> the republican party is a center right party and governor christie is a pretty much centrist. that works well in new jersey. running for the presidency or the nomination in the republican party i think is left and center views will probably not bode well for him. >> even with being on the cover of "time" magazine. >> that might be the kiss of death. >> that might be the kiss of death right there. >> maybe you and richard agree with that one there. thank you both. >> always good to be with you. >> don't be on the cover of "time" magazine is what you are saying. >>> which both occurred on this day in his
over more responsibility to the afghans. mr. obama met with president hamid karzai at the white house yesterday. the pair discussed ways to wind down u.s. military presence in afghanistan as the american mission there officially ends in 2014. i'm marianne rafferty. now, back to "geraldo at large." this s a crime time in prime time alert. in the stew yo steubenville, o, football rape case there is word that those who testified have not been granted immunity from prosecution as had previously been reported so that throws open the possibility that the players who shot those hideous videos and pictures of the rape victim comatose being handed around the picture takers may also be prosecuted. as the local board of education urges other student witnesses to come forward, craig has the latest on the big red rape case. >> she is better than casey anthony. >> in a drunken rant, ex-steubenville hig high school football player is taped. a girl passed around like a ragdoll and allegedly raped during a summer party hosted by former players of the current team known locally as big red. >> it is rap
on the obama administration to build the super weapon in a posting on the white house web site, the spice advisor says why waste money on a death star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one man starship. >> we have very cold temperatures. >> leigh: cold temperatures and clear sky. definitely bundle up, get ready for the freezing to take place overnight. live doppler 7hd telling you no returns right now. so clearing as well as west wind, calm conditions. temperatures are going to start to bottom out by early tomorrow morning. in fact here's a look at some of our expected lows. mid-to-upper 20s. that's about it. and santa rosa as well as napa. could be even colder in some of those sonoma valley areas. 38, expected low for san francisco, 33, oakland. mid-to-upper 20s in the east bay, and morgan hill, overnight tonight, getting down to 27 degrees. the entire state influenced by the cold air mass all the way down to southern california. san diego tomorrow, 56. al -- 58 in los angeles. south lake tahoe right now, minus two degrees. tomorrow they'll warm up to only 27 degrees. he
're watching a new online tool called me the people to allow americans to directly petition the white house. >> reporter: it was a noble concept, the kind of thing obi-wan or obama wan kenobi would have thought of. >> help me, obi-wan kenobi. you're my only hope. >> reporter: to go on to the website, and petition for change. if 25,000 citizens agreed, the administration would respond. but faster than a light sabre, people began petitioning for all kinds of strange things from recognizing ping-pong as a school sport to deporting piers morgan for his views on guns, but the most popular idea of all -- >> i have a bad feeling about this. >> reporter: a petition to, quote, secure resources and funding and begin construction of a death star by 2016. the reason? to, quote, spur job creation and strengthen our national defense. nearly 35,000 people went online and agreed, and the white house, true to its word, responded saying intergalactic domination probably isn't the best idea in the universe. first the price tag, a budget-busting $850 quadrillion and second, the administration does not support
restrictions. from the white house, nbc's kristen welker has more tonight. >> reporter: a month after the newtown shooting, gun stores tell nbc news they have seen an uptick in sales. owners stocking up out of fear the obama administration will impose stiffer laws. in december, the national instant criminal background check system reported 2.2 million background checks were performed last month, in increase of about 58% over the same period in 2011. >> you all know this is a complicated issue. >> reporter: and it is against this backdrop that the vice president is wrapping up his gun safety task force. >> federal weapons trafficking statute to universal background checks to making more widely available mental health assistance. >> reporter: there are more proposals, including the controversial reinstatement of the assault weapons ban, and limiting access to high capacity clips. earlier in the wee biden butted heads with the national rifle association over those issues. >> the vice president and his folks are focusing primarily on firearms ownership, and what we consider second amendme
bullet. obama be applicable in all circumstances. it may well be -- it may well be a viable option. the more information sharing we can house, -- we can have, its wilma always be satisfactory, necessarily. we first have to know about the breaches and intrusions that occurred before we can do anything about it. that sometimes causes concerns for companies. if they trust that we will use that information wisely, and try and work with them, to combat this siphoning off, hopefully we will all be better off. >> thank you for graciously giving us your time this morning and sharing your thoughts. we want to give you a copy of our latest publication. please do not be offended, but i think your counsel will find this of minimal value. [laughter]>> no comment. >> thank you. [applause]>> that concludes our breakfast program. >> next, google executive chairman eric schmidt talks about the latest innovations. then, the role of capitalism today. after that, a form on state and federal marijuana laws. >> recently, the economist magazine held their world in 2013 festival, which coincides with the
with the obama campaign over at the obama administration and? >> in 2008 on the obama campaign i was personal videographer for the first to have years of the white house. this last cycle did not work on the campaign formally, or at the white house but i worked in the new and strange murky world of super pacs and packs an independent expenditures. >> talk to us about the campaign. how did you get hooked up with the president? >> there was an ad in craigslist and that's not the case. right place right time. a friend of mine was working at cnn as a documentary producer. that's kind of a more normal path into politics. as much as i was interested i was a filmmaker. not first and foremost on anyone's list. she knew i was passionate and water to get involved and brought me. i headed off with the senator and started traveling inside the bubble. >> how long did you do it? was a 24/7 for a while? >> you know, essentially on the campaign it really felt like 24/7. i was technically living in chicago but i was there about two or three days a month. so it was pretty 24/7 budget scale back a bit at the whi
ad of the obama campaign about a woman named julia who from cradle to grave depended on good old uncle sugar for everything from education, a job, healthcare, food, housing, and retirement. now, the women in my family and the women i know and work with, well, frankly, they are as good as any of the men that i know and work with i never thought of them as being helpless and unable to function without someone from the government or some man sheparding them through life. silly me. it just never occurred to me that i needed to see women as helpless. i guess that's why the liberals went stark rating linda blair with her head spinning circles and pea soup enraged at me. i'm not the one that you ought to be mad at. i was just saying what some of your heros have said. you see, if women aren't getting much more than birth control pills and abortion from this administration, sure not my fault. i don't support taking the life of babies anyway. and i'm okay if you want contraceptives, but since you want me out of your bedroom, i just don't know why i have to pay for what happens in there. th
says that this year's vaccine is a good match for the flu strain going around. >> president obama paid a visit to the clinic at the pentagon this week, and don't worry, not for a case of the flu, but the white house says a routine fit ness evaluation, and the results will be released by the end of the month. the president's last exam in 2011 found the long-time smoker toe b tobacco-free and consuming a healthy diet. >>> moving overseas, ousted president hosni mew bark ra has won a trial for murders. the retrial will be based on the same evidence, but this time, judges will consider mubarak's health. the 84-year-old recently broke his ribs in a fall. mubarak's trial, as you may recall drew the world's attention, because he was the first arab leader to p be jailed by his people, and because he appeared in court lying on a hospital bed and confined to a cage. >>> in an incident yearly similar to a deadly sexual assault that send shock waves worldwide, indian police say another indian woman has been gang raped on a bus. and there are six arrests including the bus driver, and this time the
in washington. the national rifle asees yation president david keen put the blame squarely on the white house. >> the two people who were selling so-called assault rifles are senator feinstein and president obama, not us. they are the ones that are scaring american gun owners. it isn't the nra. >> tomorrow marks one month since the massacre in newtown, connecticut, and residents are meeting there this afternoon to discuss what to do with the sandy hook elementary school which now stands vacant. susan candiotti is in newtown is there any consensus among the people there, those who have been speaking, about what to do? >> reporter: marty, everyone has a different idea and we have been hearing lot of them during the course of this meeting, which is still going on. it's a public forum. one of the ideas even included creating a planetarium there so that people could go there and look at the stars. what was most powerful about this was the number of parents, victims and survivors, speaking before this crowd, some of them, at times, breaking down into tears. for example, one mother who said, "the ch
on tap for january. >>> president obama made a visit to a clinic at the pentagon this weekend, but don't worry, it wasn't for a case of the flu. the white house tells us that it was just a "routine fitness evaluation." the results of which will be released by the end of the month. the president's last exam in 2011 found the long-time spoker to be tobacco free and consuming a healthy y diet. >>> now that we know the oscar nominations, award season has begun. what to expect more from the golden globes at 8:00 this morning eastern time with our entertainment panel. but another big hollywood award show coming up that you may not know about. that's the razzies and they honor the year's worst films. >> this is shelf paper from 99 cents only and a sprig of a leaf on top of it. it's intentionally tacky. i wish we could say for the movies that we nominate. they achieved it without trying. >> what about "that's my boy." this is a film i saw recently, i admit it. you put the entire cast on the "ra "razzy" list. >> that surprised me. this is his follow up. last year he won, his movie won every si
lawn of the white house, and troop levels and numbers that really seemed rather meaningless and cold. i wouldn't -- been covering the fights between mcchrystal and barack obama, but it wasn't until i embarked upon the project that i came to any understanding of what it is our brave troops, men like those on the panel with me, go through, what they sacrifice for us. not just them but their wifes and their moms and their friends, and what we as the nation don't recognize enough, which is that we're incredibly blessed to have people like this, doing this for us, serving like this for us, and their stories are actually -- even though we in the media don't cover them all that much -- certain lit not as much as they should be -- that's because the american people don't generally want to hear them and the war is a bummer. these stories are very inspiring, and what people do for one another, and the strength and resolve and bigness of heart that our troops have, even the ones who make bad mistakes and even the ones who screw up here and there -- that's certainly all part of the become. at it so
the president said that in 2008 when he was running for the white house. guest: i think that is right. i think one of the conditions that president obama and his team -- a lot of demands and expectations of rumba world and a lot of challenges. america's role is not just to knock back a challenge of foes. when america's power is doubted, allies doubt their ability to stand by us in very tough times. i think one of the real challenges is when you think strategically and ask what the roster of priorities that the united states had a focus on is, especially during the economic crisis when president obama came in -- you had rising problems with north korea -- that is what chuck hagel is saying. we do not have a magic wand. we need to essentially figure out the limitations we have. you can act in certain places and then hopefully find successes in those. that is a realistic assessment of power that i think gary schmitt and others on the neo- conservative side think the role of the united states is. they become more responsive of contributors to the international system. when you have limited power,
to president obama's first term welcome a large group of women, leaders, who were then his cabinet and within the white house, gather with him to say, we may be here but we want to be heard. there was an uprising at the very beginning. and then now, look at who's leaving. hilda solace, the department of labor, first latino secretary of labor, extremely progressive. looking at. >> lisa jackson. >> lisa jackson who may well be leaving among other issues, because of keystone excel. we don't know where obama is coming down but the pipeline that would bring dirty oil from canada to the gulf of mexico that goes to the issue of climate change so you're losing not only women but very progressive people and what is replacing them. in the bigger pick kbhur jack lew, jacob lew who very much follows in timothy geithner's footsteps and people are asking serious questions about him and we'll talk about accountability. looking at john brennan. and what it means for him to head the cia. the man who came out of the bush administration, identified with they call it enhanced interrogation techniques. one might
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